Summer Explorations Program

*NEW* 2021 Summer Explorations Program:
FREE Summer Program (time-sensitive) being offered through Watertown Community Education this summer!

Watertown Community Education is pleased to announce The Summer Explorations Program will be running in person this summer at the Lowell Elementary School. This 6-week program is available to all Watertown elementary students entering grades K - 5 in September 2021 at the Cunniff West, Hosmer, and Lowell Schools. We are most fortunate to share that for this year only, we have additional federal funding for schools so this program is being offered for free!

Space for this program is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please click the Smore link below for time-sensitive registration details and the online registration form link.

Important Registration Note for Students Who May Receive Services for Special Education, ESL, Reading, and/or Other District Supports or Services:
Due to the time-sensitive nature of the registration period for The Summer Explorations Program, please do not wait to confirm your summer services before enrolling in this program if you would like your student to attend. It is not necessary for us to know your student's services schedule or even have confirmation that your student will be receiving services. Please register your students for the full weeks you'd like them to attend the Summer Explorations Program and we can make adjustments to their attendance hours at a later date. We are not able to hold space for students receiving services to receive wraparound care so we strongly recommend you register your students for the Summer Explorations Program once the registration link is live at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 15th. Additional summer information about Special Education, ESL, Reading, and/or Other Academic District Supports or Services for students who are recommended by their teachers, will be distributed by the first week of May.

If applicable, once your student’s Watertown Public School summer services are confirmed, please email Debi Cornelius at debora.cornelius@watertown.k12.ma.us using ‘Summer Services’ in the subject line, and we will make arrangements to transition your students to and from their services being held in the Lowell Elementary School during the hours of our program.

Click the Smore link for full program details and to access the online registration link:
Summer Explorations Program Smore Linkhttps://www.smore.com/24we5 


If you have any questions about The Summer Explorations Program please email Debi Cornelius at debora.cornelius@watertown.k12.ma.us or Jeff Bodner at jeffrey.bodner@watertown.k12.ma.us




2020 Virtual Summer Explorations Program:
What is the Virtual Summer Explorations Program?

2020 Virtual Summer Explorations Program Supplies List - Please click this link to see the general supplies that will be needed for all weeks. Please also view the week-specific supply lists below to see additional supplies that will be needed for specific weeks.
 
***Please note that all activities are optional. If you do not have the materials for an activity and do not wish to purchase them, please feel free to skip that activity or substitute another supply material in its place.***

Week 1: Patriotic Week (June 29-July 3)
Week 1: Patriotic Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 1: Patriotic Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 2: Color Wonder Week (July 6-July 10)
Week 2: Color Wonder Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 2: Color Wonder Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 3: Simple Machines Week (July 13-July 17)
Week 3: Simple Machines Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 3: Simple Machines Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 4: Space Week (July 20-July 24)
Week 4: Space Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 4: Space Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 5: Sports Week (July 27-July 31)
Week 5: Sports Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 5: Sports Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 6: Travel America Week (August 3- August 7)
Week 6: Travel America Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 6: Travel America Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 7: Mindfulness Week (August 10-August 14)
Week 7: Mindfulness Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 7: Mindfulness Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 8: Amusement Park Week (August 17-21)
Week 8: Amusement Park Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 8: Amusement Park Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 9: By Land, By Sea, By Air Week (August 24-August 28)
Week 9: By Land, By Sea, By Air Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 9: By Land, By Sea, By Air Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Week 10: Planet Earth Week (August 31- September 4)
Week 10: Planet Earth Week Supplies List (Grades K-2)
Week 10: Planet Earth Week Supplies List (Grades 3-5)

Traditional Summer Explorations Program Information:

What is the Summer Explorations Program?
Summer Explorations Program Daily Schedule
Summer Explorations Photo Gallery
2019 Summer Explorations Program Registration Form
2019 Summer Explorations Calendar

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